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Captains of Industry Honorees

Egbert L.J. Perry-Antigua, West Indies

Chairman/CEO Integral    


  • Current Civic Activities include:

  • Former Chairman of Fannie Mae 

  • Chair - Board of Centennial Academy, a STEAM Charter School in Atlanta

  • Chair – Advisory Board of Penn Institute for Urban Research

  • Board of Trustees, University of Pennsylvania, since 1996

  • Board of Directors, Atlanta Business League

  • Board of Directors, Central Atlanta Progress (Chair from 2011 to 2014)

  • Board of Directors, National Center for Civil & Human Rights

  • Board of Councilors, Carter Center


  •  Some past Corporate and Civic Activities  include:

  • Chairman, Board of Directors, Atlanta Life Financial Group (6-year term)

  • Board of Directors, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta (7-year term)

  • Board of Directors, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (10-year term)

  • Board of Directors, United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta (7-year term)

  • Board of Trustees, Atlanta International School (9-year term)



Yvette Thomas-Henry-Saint Thomas,USVI

General Manager Four Seasons Atlanta

Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta is going through an evolution as we selectively align ourselves with people and brands that share our commitment to luxury, service and the local community.”

Four Seasons Tenure

  • General Manager since 2007

  • First Four Seasons Assignment: Director of Rooms, Four Seasons Hotel New York

  • Employment History

  • Four Seasons Hotel New York; Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC; Four Seasons Hotel New York; The Ritz-Carlton Boston; The Conrad, Miami; The Waldorf-Astoria, New York; Loews New York Hotel; The Plaza, New York

  • Birthplace: Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, USVI

  • Education- Bachelor of Arts in Speech Language Pathology, Pace University, New York; Masters of Science in Administration for Human Service, Audrey Cohen College, New York


  • Alrene Richards-Barr-Jamaica 

  • Director of International Affairs

  • Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL)


  • With more than 26 years with the City of Atlanta Department of Aviation, Alrene Barr collaborates with the Mayor’s Office of International Affairs and various regional economic development partners to enhance international business relationships for the City and the Airport.  She implemented Hartsfield-Jackson’s Sister Airports Program, oversees its international outreach efforts and serves as the Airport’s liaison for the Atlanta Consular Corps.


  • She serves on UNITAR/CIFAL Atlanta’s Airport Program Planning/Steering Committee, Metro Atlanta Chamber’s Global Commerce Council, Welcoming Atlanta iSpeakATL Taskforce, and Georgia Council for International Visitors.


  • Ms. Barr has also committed her professional skills to the betterment of communities both locally and around the world. She is an active member of the Benevolent Missions of Atlanta, the Atlanta-Montego Bay Sister Cities Committee, and is a volunteer-instructor to airport managers in several developing nations including The Gambia, Malawi and Suriname, just to name a few.  


  • In 2017, Ms. Barr, a native Jamaican, received an Aviation Trailblazer Award from the Government of Jamaica. In addition, she was honored by the Georgia House of Representatives with a commendation for “outstanding public service.” Most recently, she was named one of the Atlanta Tribune’s 2018 Women of Excellence in the State of Georgia. This past month, she was selected to serve as one of just 12 cultural competency trainers for the City of Atlanta’s 8,000 employees. In that role Ms. Barr will teach City team members how to harness Atlanta’s religious, cultural and linguistic diversity as part of the City’s commitment to serving all of its constituents.

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Erika Mitchell                            Andrew Davis                                 Simone Edwards

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